1. ghostface147's Avatar
    So we all know that Apple changes things all the time for whatever reason. In iOS 8.3, they removed access to the documents folder in each app. This would allow people to use a program like iexplore to go in and manually retrieve game progress and game saves (at least that's how I would use it).

    I've upgraded to the GM of iOS 9 and have some odd glitches that I am not sure that are related to either the GM or not. I basically want start from scratch with no backup. However some of the games I have from Rovio do not have a way to backup the game progress or restore it. Some of them do either via Rovio accounts or Facebook connectivity. I've literally spent years on some of their game progress. So what to do.....

    Signed,

    Annoyed

    PS - start using iCloud backups for your saved game progress devs! Yes I know it's been a pain in the past, but still. At least offer something...
    09-11-2015 05:19 PM
  2. swarlos's Avatar
    So we all know that Apple changes things all the time for whatever reason. In iOS 8.3, they removed access to the documents folder in each app. This would allow people to use a program like iexplore to go in and manually retrieve game progress and game saves (at least that's how I would use it).

    I've upgraded to the GM of iOS 9 and have some odd glitches that I am not sure that are related to either the GM or not. I basically want start from scratch with no backup. However some of the games I have from Rovio do not have a way to backup the game progress or restore it. Some of them do either via Rovio accounts or Facebook connectivity. I've literally spent years on some of their game progress. So what to do.....

    Signed,

    Annoyed

    PS - start using iCloud backups for your saved game progress devs! Yes I know it's been a pain in the past, but still. At least offer something...
    In the same boat. I had to basically get rid of most of my angry birds games and all my cut the rope variations and some other games due to one of my iCloud backups not saving the game data correctly for some dumb reason. It would be nice like you said if rovio had a way of saving data across all their games and while I have a rovio account for just that only two of their games utilize it which is stupid.


    The Lannisters send their regards.
    09-11-2015 05:25 PM
  3. Peligro911's Avatar
    In the same boat. I had to basically get rid of most of my angry birds games and all my cut the rope variations and some other games due to one of my iCloud backups not saving the game data correctly for some dumb reason. It would be nice like you said if rovio had a way of saving data across all their games and while I have a rovio account for just that only two of their games utilize it which is stupid.


    The Lannisters send their regards.
    They should just make a account and save progress on their end not ours
    Mostly because i am lazy i normally do a shift upgrade vs restore that way i dont have to reload or lose anything .

    if i have major OS issues then i will do a fresh install but have not had that happen yet
    09-11-2015 05:32 PM
  4. swarlos's Avatar
    LOL guess I should have been doing that ish all along ha! I've been doing restores with every beta almost dammit!! Ha


    The Lannisters send their regards.
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    09-11-2015 05:33 PM
  5. ghostface147's Avatar
    They should just make a account and save progress on their end not ours
    Mostly because i am lazy i normally do a shift upgrade vs restore that way i dont have to reload or lose anything .

    if i have major OS issues then i will do a fresh install but have not had that happen yet
    They do, but it's not across all their games.
    09-11-2015 05:41 PM
  6. Peligro911's Avatar
    They do, but it's not across all their games.
    i dont mind much all i really play is modern combat 5 lol it is tied to my game center ID
    09-11-2015 06:25 PM
  7. jnew619's Avatar
    So we all know that Apple changes things all the time for whatever reason. In iOS 8.3, they removed access to the documents folder in each app. This would allow people to use a program like iexplore to go in and manually retrieve game progress and game saves (at least that's how I would use it).

    I've upgraded to the GM of iOS 9 and have some odd glitches that I am not sure that are related to either the GM or not. I basically want start from scratch with no backup. However some of the games I have from Rovio do not have a way to backup the game progress or restore it. Some of them do either via Rovio accounts or Facebook connectivity. I've literally spent years on some of their game progress. So what to do.....

    Signed,

    Annoyed

    PS - start using iCloud backups for your saved game progress devs! Yes I know it's been a pain in the past, but still. At least offer something...
    I don't remember being able to do that in iOS 8.4 unless I was jailbroken but most of your games should be saved through Game Center id or do iTunes backup and restore from iTunes as well I never miss out on my games unless I purposely remove it from my Game Center
    09-11-2015 06:38 PM
  8. ghostface147's Avatar
    I don't remember being able to do that in iOS 8.4 unless I was jailbroken but most of your games should be saved through Game Center id or do iTunes backup and restore from iTunes as well I never miss out on my games unless I purposely remove it from my Game Center
    That's the thing, I don't want to restore from iTunes. I want a fresh clean slate as if I never used an iPhone before in my life.
    09-11-2015 06:54 PM
  9. jnew619's Avatar
    That's the thing, I don't want to restore from iTunes. I want a fresh clean slate as if I never used an iPhone before in my life.
    You can still do that through iTunes just don't restore from backup restore as new
    But why do that when your asking about game saves?
    09-11-2015 07:14 PM
  10. ghostface147's Avatar
    You can still do that through iTunes just don't restore from backup restore as new
    But why do that when your asking about game saves?
    Because it used to be that I could restore as new from iTunes and then open the documents folder and manually input my game progress. Apple blocked that starting in iOS 8.3 and it continues in 9. Now I have to decide if I drop years of progress. That's why I am bummed.
    09-11-2015 10:37 PM

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